If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales Branch.
You can submit any butterfly sightings by downloading the free iRecord app to your smartphone. Records that come in via this app can be viewed online at iRecord and are forwarded to the North Wales County Recorder at the end of the year.
Updated guidance for butterfly and moth recorders relating to Coronavirus Covid-19 24/03/2020
The UK Government delivered a very strong and clear message on 23rd March 2020 with their updated guidance:
• The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
Bearing this in mind, Butterfly Conservation strongly advises that you adhere to the message from the government, and therefore only record butterflies and moths in your gardens. Please do not make any journeys away from your home in order to undertake recording activities, these would be considered as non-essential at the present time.
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will produce revised guidance when the time is right. Please check for any updates at www.butterfly-conservation.org.
We recommend that you continue to follow the UK Government’s response to the situation at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus .
If you have any doubts or queries regarding this advice, please feel free to contact the recording team at @email
There is a very useful site about butterflies and moths in North Wales called North Wales Lepidoptera.
Species to look out for
A new Red List assessment of the extinction risk of butterfly species in Great Britain has been produced by Butterfly Conservation.
The largest survey of pollinator abundance in Wales has found that woodland and hedgerow creation can play a crucial role in action to reverse declines in insects that are essential for crop yield and other wildlife.
The use of data in our policy and advocacy work - the Quinquennial Review of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (QQR) and the Oak Processionary Moth.
A new paper, led by Callum Macgregor and colleagues at the University of Hull, UKCEH and Butterfly Conservation researched the species richness of birds, plants and insects in relation to historical landfill sites.
Volunteer with us
Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.
In your area
- Branch Secretary
- Branch Treasurer
- Membership Secretary & Newsletter Editor
- Events and Publicity Officer